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Chance Encounters and Compulsive Returns

Jean Ma

in Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028054
eISBN:
9789882207172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028054.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the films of Wong Kar-wai. The echoes and refrains that arise across the sets of films—Chungking Express and Fallen Angels, on the one ... More


Global Music/Local Cinema: Two Wong Kar-wai Pop Compilations

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how the Wong Kar-wai's use of pre-existing songs has undergone drastic changes under the strictures of a new working environment. It does this through a close reading of the pop ... More


Liu Yichang and Wong Kar-wai: The Class Trap in In the Mood for Love

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

in Adapted for the Screen: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833732
eISBN:
9780824870782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833732.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the everyday life of middle-class couples in the thriving capitalist environment of 1960s and 1970s Hong Kong. A melodrama, In the Mood for Love (2000) illustrates an aborted ... More


Coda

Jean Ma

in Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028054
eISBN:
9789882207172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028054.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The expansiveness of Wong Kar-wai's approach to intertextuality, citation, and borrowing, along with the dense cross-cultural, cross-medial matrix in which his ... More


Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Jean Ma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028054
eISBN:
9789882207172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028054.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers an innovative study of three provocative Chinese directors: Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang, whose highly stylized and non-linear ... More


The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Gary Bettinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wong’s filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how ... More


Introduction

Jean Ma

in Melancholy Drift: Marking Time in Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028054
eISBN:
9789882207172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028054.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book focuses on the work of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, and Wong Kar-wai, directors who have not only propelled Chinese cinema into the international ... More


Hong Kong

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter asks, with specific reference to Hong Kong, whether a national cinema can be produced in the absence of a nation-state. Comparisons with Palestinian cinema, which is disconnected from an ... More


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